Moodle Book Club: Review of "Moodle 1.9"

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Review of Silvina P. Hillar's book "Moodle 1.9: English Teacher's Cookbook"

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Moodle Book Club: Review of "Moodle 1.9"

  1. 1. Moodle Book Review<br />By: Jose, Mary and Sandra<br />
  2. 2. Simple but effective recipes for teaching reading and writing using Moodle 1.9 and Web 2.0<br />Each of the activities is clearly presented following 3 steps:<br />Getting Ready<br />How to do it<br />How it works<br />
  3. 3. Chapter 1 - Connecting Ideas<br /><ul><li>Matching sentences
  4. 4. Unjumbling and connecting sentences
  5. 5. Using Twitter and Facebook for surveys
  6. 6. Brainstorming ideas using Forums
  7. 7. Answering a quiz designed in a lesson
  8. 8. Uploading pictures from Microsoft Word
  9. 9. Connecting events—uploading drawings from Microsoft Word
  10. 10. Linking to a website and writing a description
  11. 11. Carry out activities through Hot Potatoes.
  12. 12. Hot Potatoes website :</li></ul>http://hotpot.uvic.ca/#downloads<br /><ul><li>Showing Hot Potatoes Quiz in Moodle.</li></li></ul><li>Matching activity in Hot Potatoes<br />Creating an empty book (pictures only) for students to write a story <br />Unjumbling and connecting sentences<br />
  13. 13. Using Twitter and Facebook for a survey<br />Writing somebody's biography using a link to a website<br />
  14. 14. Chapter 2 - Matching pictures and text - chapter covers the following activities<br /><ul><li>Picturing comprehension
  15. 15. Matching text to speech bubbles of strip comics
  16. 16. Picture paragraph matching
  17. 17. Sceneries and possible stories through flowcharts
  18. 18. Working with painting—Salvador Dali's art
  19. 19. Choosing a book by its cover
  20. 20. Advising posters
  21. 21. Cooking recipes</li></ul>Picture paragraph matching <br />
  22. 22. Matching text to speech bubbles of comic strips<br />Add an activity  , select a Quiz. Create the comic strip in Word ........ design it in Moodle. The pictures are not in the correct order, so arrange them.<br />
  23. 23. Chapter 3 - Looking at things from different perspectives<br /><ul><li>How to become a well-known character
  24. 24. Understanding secondary characters
  25. 25. Adding technology to a story
  26. 26. Statues can think
  27. 27. Changing an adventure
  28. 28. Old age versus childhood
  29. 29. Beauty versus ugliness
  30. 30. Curious characters</li></li></ul><li>Chapter 4 - Defining types of sentences<br /><ul><li>Embedding videos, games, and matching the correct topic sentence
  31. 31. Writing detailed sentences according to the topic sentence
  32. 32. Multiple choice questions—selecting the correct concluding sentence
  33. 33. Mixing paragraphs
  34. 34. Selecting correct sentences
  35. 35. Adding detailed sentences
  36. 36. Writing the topic and the concluding sentences
  37. 37. Hamburger paragraph—writing a composition using three types of sentences</li></ul>Embedding videos<br />
  38. 38. Chapter 5 - Creating Stories using Twitter and Facebook<br /><ul><li>Debating about a topic
  39. 39. Cause and effect diagram, Fishbone fact or Ishikawa diagram: (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ishikawa_diagram)
  40. 40. Positive and negative points list
  41. 41. Play the reporter
  42. 42. Writing a story guessing facts
  43. 43. Writing a very short play using text messages
  44. 44. Chain composition
  45. 45. How to summarize information</li></ul>Inserting a Twitter button in Moodle<br />
  46. 46. Chapter 6 - Improving Your Students' Writing<br /><ul><li>Describe—description of the topic and identification of its parts
  47. 47. Compare—similarities and differences of one topic to other topics
  48. 48. Associate—relationship between the current topic and another one. Compare it to another topic it makes you think of
  49. 49. Analyze—relationship between the components of the topic and its parts
  50. 50. Apply—usage of the topic
  51. 51. Argue—arguments for and against the topic</li></ul>Using Sweet Home 3D<br />
  52. 52. Chapter 7 - Comparing using Venn Diagrams<br /><ul><li>Summer holidays versus winter holidays—drawing Venn diagrams using OpenOffice Drawing
  53. 53. Living in the country versus living in an overcrowded city—drawing Venn diagrams with clip art from Microsoft Word
  54. 54. Being famous versus being unknown—drawing Venn diagrams with SmartDraw software
  55. 55. Having a healthy lifestyle versus bad habits—completing a Venn diagram using the website: (http://classtools.net/)
  56. 56. Famous coincidences—drawing Venn diagrams of Abraham Lincoln and John F Kennedy using Paint
  57. 57. Comparing different types of pollution—drawing Venn diagrams using MOffice Visio 2007
  58. 58. Types of students—drawing Venn diagrams using Edraw Max
  59. 59. Puzzles—placing adjectives and sentences in a Venn diagram according to the description of personal possession</li></li></ul><li>Chapter 8 - Composing New Sceneries<br /><ul><li>Updating a fairy tale—using a database to guide writing activity
  60. 60. Changing a poem into a cartoon—using resources from Web 2.0
  61. 61. Listening to a poem and writing another end to it
  62. 62. Imagining that your house is a palace
  63. 63. Superheroes have other powers—creating your own hero using tools from Web 2.0
  64. 64. Flying shoes—creating an Ad using the website (http://animoto.com/)
  65. 65. Becoming your idol—using Quandary 2 in Moodle
  66. 66. Embedding a video from YouTube and changing the lyrics of the song</li></ul>Creating an Ad using Animoto<br />
  67. 67. Chapter 9 - Working with Mind Maps and Tree Diagrams<br /><ul><li>Pictures in mind maps—using Buzan's iMindMap V4
  68. 68. Adding data to pictures—creating a mind map using MindMeister
  69. 69. Providing a situation to a story—drawing a mind map using the website, Draw Anywhere
  70. 70. Creating mind maps using resources from Web 2.0
  71. 71. Creating a tree diagram using Microsoft Word
  72. 72. Pictures in a tree diagram—creating a tree diagram using the website, creately.com
  73. 73. Completing a tree diagram comparing two persons using the website, my.lovelycharts.com
  74. 74. Comparing the Flintstones and the Simpsons—using cacoo.com to create a tree diagram</li></li></ul><li>Chapter 10 - Preparing a Discussion Clock<br /><ul><li>How to prepare a discussion clock—words to cover different viewpoints
  75. 75. Writing from a viewpoint—using tiny URLs in the discussion clock
  76. 76. Picturing the clock diagram—adding images
  77. 77. Music in the clock diagram—embedding mp3 files to our Moodle course
  78. 78. Just words—using a target diagram to create a discussion clock and creating a story out of it
  79. 79. Questions in the clock diagram—writing a newspaper article
  80. 80. Correcting through a clock diagram
  81. 81. Designing a discussion clock in order to create an aircraft using resources from Web 2.0</li>

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